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LAPD officer in critical condition after Sun Valley crash

April 05, 2014|By Frank Shyong

A motorcycle officer with the LAPD's Valley Traffic Division is in critical condition after a multi-vehicle accident Saturday night, authorities said.

The officer was stopped at a traffic light when an SUV ran into him. He was crushed between the SUV and the vehicle in front, Cmdr. Andy Smith said.

The circumstances of the collision are under investigation. Two people have been detained at the scene in connection with the incident, Smith said.

The officer was taken to a local hospital with severe injuries.

"We're hoping for the best, but things look pretty terrible right now," Smith said. 

It's unclear where the accident occurred, but CBS Los Angeles reported that it happened at Lankershim Boulevard and Saticoy Street in Sun Valley.

The identity of the motorcycle officer is not being released at this time, Smith said. 

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